Think Pink—Guys, Too-------
One of the dominant color stories in fashion at the moment is one that’s more familiar from the makeup case than the closet—the warm, blush pink tones we’ve been in the mood for lately. Our senior market editor, Marina Larroude, picked the best of the women’s offerings in soft, cosmetic shades, but I couldn’t help noticing, when the latest footwear collection by Duckie Brown‘s Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Florsheim came across my desk, that the duo’s feeling the look for guys, too. The classics-with-a-twist they’re offering this season are shot through with a color they’re calling chalk pink. It shows up as a suede buck and a wingtip brogue (pictured), as well as an accent color on tri-tone cap-toes and saddle shoes. A lot of guys fear pink (except the most hardened of the preppy WASPs, who can appreciate a good baby-pink polo), but, I think, as a sparingly used accent, it looks fresh. It pairs beautifully with grays, navy, and light browns, but—unless you’re channeling Boy George in his eighties heyday—I’d steer clear of black.